PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY – September 14, 2021 at around 2:00 AM, operatives of Special Operations Unit-8 led by PBGEN REMUS B MEDINA, Director, PNP DEG, together with Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 8, Station 2, Tacloban City Police Office and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 8 conducted buy-bust operation at By-pass Road, Barangay Abucay, Tacloban City, Leyte, which resulted in the successful arrest of the following suspects:

  1. Joseph Arteche  y Laude a.k.a. Jr, male, 20 years old, single, jobless and a resident of Phase 4 Blk 1, Lot 1-2, B and V Subd. Tacloban City, Leyte;
  2. Herbert Radmer Arteche Modesto , male, 40 years old, single, jobless and a resident of Phase 1 Block 8 Lot, B and J subd. Tacloban, City, Leyte;
  3. Raymond Chavez a.k.a Kolot,  male, 21 years old, jobless, and a resident of Barangay Robas, Municipality of Jaro, Leyte; and
  4. Ramie Navarra, male, 31 years old, single, tricycle driver and a resident of Barangay 96 - Lumbang 2, Calanipawan, Tacloban City, Leyte.

During the operation, operating teams were able to confiscate the following items:

  1. Boodle money;
  2. Six (6) small sized heat sealed transparent sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as "shabu" (subject of sale);
  3. Five (5) pieces medium sized heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as  shabu (possesion);
  4. Two (2)  pieces identification cards;
  5. assorted drug paraphernalia
  6. One (1) Tricycle, Honda TMX 125 
  7. One (1) pc single XRM Honda 125 with Plate No. 7144HI and 
  8. Four (4) pieces Cellphones

Total estimated weight of seized item is 35 grams of Shabu with Standard Drug Price  of Php238, 000.00.

Arrested persons were now detained at Special Operations Unit 8 detention facility for documentation and proper disposition.###